March 6, 2014 *7:30PM (10:30am education program)
Antonello Hall, Macphail Center for Music
$15 general admission
$10 students and members of Minnesota Public Radio, Walker Art Center, American Composers Forum, and Alliance Française Mpls/St. Paul
The French Connection
Ensemble 61 presents an evening of French and American music, featuring French contemporary masters alongside esteemed composers from our own backyard. In addition to works by French composers Oliver Messiaen, Tristan Murail and Bruno Mantovani, the concert includes American composers Anthony Cheung and Alvin Lucier plus local luminaries Mary Ellen Childs and Kirsten Broberg.
Boston Early Music Festival
March 14 & 15, 2014 *8PM
Pacific Opera Victoria
Victoria, British Columbia
March 17 & 18, 2014 *7:30PM
Morgan Library and Museum
New York City, NY
Boston Early Music Festival presents a Charpentier double-bill, La descente d'Orphée aux Enfers and La couronne des fleurs
Aaron Sheehan as Orphée
Bach Society of Minnesota
March 29, 2014 *7:30PM
St. Paul, MN
Bach Society of Minnesota presents Bach and Vivaldi.
Nothing says “Glorious” quite like these two Baroque giants. The Bach Society Chorus and Orchestra come together to present two of Vivaldi’s choral works including his ever-popular Gloria, Bach’s Concerto in E for violin, and Bach’s transcription for harpsichord of one of Vivaldi's concertos.
Shaw sings Vivaldi's solo motet 'O qui coeli terrequae serenitas'.
April 10-13, 2014
Zeitgeist's Early Music Festival: George Crumb
Studio Z, St. Paul
Shaw performs Madrigals Book I and selections from his American songbooks.
Zeitgeist’s Fourth Annual Early Music Festival explores the powerful contributions of our musical pioneers with a celebration of composer George Crumb. A living legend, Crumb’s music has joyously challenged our ears, embraced new artistic possibilities and continues to shape American music today. Join us as we celebrate Crumb’s musical contributions with a four-day festival of performances, dialogue and exploration.
Glorious Revolution Baroque
April 12, 2014 *8PM
The Baroque Room, St. Paul
With guest artist David Douglass
Crossbows: Italian and German Baroque music for two violins along with rarely heard songs by German Baroque composer Adam Krieger
Sunday, April 13, 2014 *3PM
St. John in the Wilderness Episcopal Church
2175 1st St., White Bear Lake, MN
With the Elm Ensemble choir and orchestra
Joshua Messner, conductor
A Cuban Requiem from the 18th century
A powerful program of music from Latin America, including the US premiere of the exquisite Requiem Mass by Cuban composer Esteban Salas (1729-1803) and moving lamentations from Guatemalan manuscripts, all performed by one of the Twin Cities’ most dynamic new choral ensembles.
Northwestern University New Music Conference
April 25-26, 2014
Quince Vocal Ensemble, joined by Carrie Henneman Shaw and Nathalie Colas, sing pieces for vocal quintet by Jonathan Sokol and Morgan Krauss.
Grand Symphonic Winds
May 4, 2014 Time TBA
Central Lutheran Church, Minneapolis, MN
Grand Symphonic Winds with guest soprano Carrie Henneman Shaw perform Dana Wilson's song cycle for concert band and soprano 'How Very Close'.
Saturday, May 17, 2014 *8PM
The Baroque Room, St. Paul
$15/$10 – Adults/senior & students
Gabriel Shuford and Tami Morse, harpsichord
John West, recorder
Carrie Henneman Shaw, soprano
Miriam Scholz-Carlson and Marc Levine, baroque violin
Tulio Rondón, baroque cello
Featuring: BACH Concerti for two harpsichords in C Major and C Minor, Brandenburg Concerto No. 5, BOCCHERINI Concerto for cello in D Major
Ensemble Dal Niente
Sunday, May 25, 2014 *8:30PM
3111 N. Western Ave., Chicago, IL
French composer Raphaël Cendo has emerged as a leading yet controversial composer of his generation in Europe. His style, dubbed as Saturation, deals with ideas of excess, acoustic and physical saturation, monstrosity, chaos, and mutilation. This music borders at times upon “noise” and pushes instruments and performers to new limits to uncover an extreme expressivity.
Raphaël Cendo (b. 1975):
New Work for flute, clarinet, saxophone, horn, harp, piano, percussion, violin, cello, and bass (2014, WORLD PREMIERE)
Rokh I (2012) for flute, violin, cello, and piano
Scratch Data (2002) for percussion and electronics
Other work TBA
Nigel North, lutes, and Carrie Henneman Shaw
May 31, 2014 *4PM
CIM Mixon Hall
North and Shaw present French, English, and Italian Renaissance lute solos and songs by Corde, Dowland, Janequin, Johnson, Milano, Ravenscroft, Richafort, Rore, Sandrin, Sermisy, and Tromboncino.
May 30, 2014 *2 to 5PM
Cleveland Institute of Music Studio 113
with Nigel North, lutes
Cleveland International Guitar Festival
Saturday, May 31, 2014